How African-American Christianity Got Its Start

Peter Randolph, a slave in Prince George County, Virginia, until he was freed in 1847, described the secret prayer meetings he had attended as...

The Faith of Our (North African) Fathers: Remembering Theologians and Leaders Who Influenced Christianity...

Growing up in a black Baptist community, I didn’t hear much (if at all) about the Church Fathers. However, during seminary I realized that...

Mother Lillian Brooks Coffey: COGIC Leader and Organizer

Mother Lillian Brooks Coffey, affectionately known as a young girl as "Little Lillian", was a dreamer and a woman with a great vision. When...

Dr. Clifton Clarke Lectures on Simon of Cyrene and Early African Christianity at the...

African Christian heritage did not originate as the result of Christian influence during slavery or colonization.  The heritage of today’s black Christians can be traced...

Athanasius: Christian Theologian and Church Father

“For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” (Matthew 26:28) “He became what we...

Vernon Johns: Farmer, Preacher, and Father of the Civil Rights Movement

"I want to know whether you want students with credits or students with brains," said Vernon Johns in 1915 to the deputy dean of...

Benjamin E. Mays: A Giant In Christian Ministry and American Education

Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays was a giant in the Christian ministry and American education. He is remembered for his outstanding leadership and service as...

Phillis Wheatley: The Caged Bird Wrote

Phillis Wheatley's life would make for a fairly depressing TV miniseries, but her inner strength and contributions to African American literature shouldn't be overlooked. I...

Marian Anderson: Singer

“And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission .” (Hebrews 9:22) “When you stop...